By Jason Miller
A highly interesting debut—the first novel in a wickedly humorous gothic secret sequence set within the withering panorama of the southern Illinois coal nation referred to as “little Egypt”—that blends the wry humor of Kevin Wilson, the darkish violence of city Waite, and the electrical surroundings of Greg Iles.
In the depths of the Knight Hawk, one of many final operating collieries in downstate Illinois, the physique of a reporter is located, his mini-recorder tied round his neck and a notepad crammed in his mouth.
The Knight Hawk’s proprietor, Matthew Luster, isn’t satisfied. He desires answers—and he doesn’t wish the police officers or from now on press poking into his company. to guard himself and the operation, he turns to narrow, a mine worker with a name for “bloodhounding”-finding misplaced souls while the police can’t or won’t. Luster wishes narrow to find a lacking photographer named Beckett, a detailed affiliate of the sufferer . . . who simply occurs to be his son-in-law.
A hard-working unmarried father slightly making ends meet, narrow accepts the job—after Luster deals him a assured pension and activity safeguard for all times. but if you're making a care for the satan, you’re going to get burned . . . . and now narrow is all too as regards to the flames. conditions have lead him into the dirty underworld of Little Egypt, Illinois—a Babel’s Tower of rednecks, rubes, freaks, tweakers, gun nuts, and getting older hippies-and it speedy turns into transparent that he’s even more all in favour of the homicide than an blameless guy may still be.
Down Don’t trouble Me marks the emergence of a wildly guaranteed secret novelist, and of a sequence set within the clean and brutal panorama of southern Illinois.
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Down Don't Bother Me: A Novel (Slim in Little Egypt Mystery) by Jason Miller